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About VT Engage

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Experience Ut Prosim

VT Engage is a university center in Student Affairs that seeks to equip students to serve as change agents who make the world more equitable and just through their commitment to community and civic engagement.

We partner with organizations to create community-driven service experiences that prioritize learning and prepare students to develop their leadership capacities.

Our vision is a just world. In pursuit of social justice, our mission is to strengthen communities while advancing community-engaged leadership. Students will experience and develop their understanding of Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) in thoughtful collaboration with stakeholders.

Contact Us

417 Clay St. SW
(Mail Code: 0168)
Blacksburg VA 24061

Core Values

Our core values shape our approach to our work and the experiences we facilitate with campus and community partners.

  1. Increasing equity in every aspect of our work We commit to incorporating anti-racist and decolonization principles into our daily work and into all our experiences. We seek to make our experiences as affordable and accessible as possible to all participants.
  2. Investing in mutually beneficial partnerships We develop and maintain mutually beneficial partnerships with community and campus partners that advance community-identified priorities through ethical and sustainable action.
  3. Developing self-understanding & leadership identity We engage leaders in identity development as they explore their role in contributing to positive social change. We help leaders understand the complex social issues and systems that create societal inequities.
  4. Advancing community-engaged scholarship We support and create scholarship that contributes to the areas of leadership, service learning, and civic engagement. We develop and fund work in these areas and serve as a connection point between community and campus partners.